Podcast Episode 283: Extreme Rules 2017 Results

In the last decade, the median age of pro wrestling fans has increased 21 years. Though many other sports are experiencing a similar aging in their fanbase, what about pro wrestling isn’t resonating with the younger audiences? Are TVPG ratings, Flintstones and Jetsons crossovers, and Candy Crush clones not drawing in the kiddos?

We’ll run through the high points of Extreme Rules and the fallout on RAW, as well as some of SmackDown Live – as per usual. Enjoy!

Special Guest: ‘Triple J’ Jason Markovitz (find him with his band, Groove Museum OR performing at The Comedy Spot on 6/25)

Featuring: ‘The Beast from the Middle East’ Darrell Johnson (@zazzumplop), Joshua Schlag (@thesteelcage / @schlizzag), and ‘Super Jew’ Jared (@SuperJew75).

Music by The Black Furies, courtesy of Music Alley.

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Joshua Schlag

For most of the last 30+ years of my life, I've been watching WWE. As a kid, Monday Night Raw hooked me from the start. From Bret Hart and Razor Ramon, to Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock, to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan.. I've witnessed the ups and downs and I'm proud to have enjoyed pro wrestling through the years.

Though I now watch in a much different fashion than I did when I was a kid (finding out Vince McMahon was the owner and Jack Tunney no more than a figurehead was like finding out Santa Claus did not exist), I feel like I have a much greater appreciation for the hard work pro wrestlers do and the things they sacrifice to entertain us.

It's still real to me, dammit!